BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Regions Bank (RF) today announced that Kathy Lovell, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Manager, is the December 2013 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top honor given to an associate of Regions for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.
A 34-year veteran of Regions, Lovell constantly looks for ways for Regions to expand and improve its services for people with disabilities. She has been instrumental in helping to remove architectural barriers, developing new banking products, improving corporate web sites, streamlining online banking, and publicizing speech output capabilities and phone jack access on ATMs.
“Kathy's passion for her work -- advocating for customers with disabilities so they can bank independently and with ease -- is apparent in every conversation she has with fellow associates, community partners and customers,” said Jon Davies, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs and Contributions. “Her strong focus on the customer doesn’t just end with implementing changes. She takes time to assist individuals with disabilities as they learn to access the bank’s many services.”
Lovell is active in numerous community organizations. She currently serves as a board member of Paraquad in St. Louis, Mo.; Disability Rights & Resources in Birmingham, Ala.; and the Alabama State Rehabilitation Council. She also works closely with Mainstream in Little Rock, Ark.; Resources for Independent Living in New Orleans, La.; Independent Living Center Northwest Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.; Life of Central Mississippi in Jackson, Miss.; the Center for Financial Independence & Innovation in Atlanta, Ga.; Memphis Oral School of the Deaf in Memphis, Tenn.; the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities; the Center for Independent Living in Orlando, Fla.; and the Lighthouse of Central Florida.
The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who lives the company’s mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities it serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:
- Put People First
- Do What Is Right
- Focus On Your Customer
- Reach Higher
- Enjoy Life
Regions associates are nominated by their managers and peers for the award. Regions Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices in the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates earning the Better Life Award will receive an additional week of vacation and a crystal award.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (RF), with $117 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
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